President Donald Trump drew so much attention this past week on matters ranging from wanting to buy Greenland to a supporter's weight problems, that it was easy to miss some of his more stinging remarks on trade. read more
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that tariffs on Chinese goods are not hurting consumers in the United States, despite reports to the contrary from researchers at Harvard, the University of Chicago, the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve of Boston and more....
Why it matters: The Trump administration announced last week that the impending 10% tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports would be delayed from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15 for certain products. Trump and other aides explained that the delay is intended to help consumers who might be affected by tariffs during the holiday season " suggesting that the administration does, in fact, agree with experts that the trade war is harming Americans.
Nearly a dozen men with ties to Boys & Girls Clubs who are accused of sexual abuse against children were also in positions of leadership within religious communities, a Hearst Connecticut Media investigation found. The Hearst investigation revealed allegations as far back as the 1960s and as recently as 2016. They vary by both religious affiliation and club involvement, and they span the nation.
Lamplighter: Droogie decided his new vanity plate should read "NULL." ... Droogie's hope was that the new plate would exploit California's DMV ticketing system in a similar manner to the classic xkcd "Bobby Tables" cartoon. With any luck, the DMV's ticket database would see "NULL" and consign any of his tickets to the void. Unfortunately, the exact opposite happened. read more
Republicans and independents are losing faith in the economy at the steepest rates of Donald Trump's presidency, signaling more trouble for his efforts to make economic growth a centerpiece of his re-election campaign. read more